Regardless of how you feel about Justin Bieber, as a person, there is no denying that the kid's got talent. And unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably seen all the buzz surrounding his new video series for his new album, Purpose.
Purpose: The Movement is a huge deal for the dance world. Not only for its artistic forwardness, but because several of Justin Bieber's music videos feature dancers that we know, recognize, learn from, and work with. To see such familiar faces in a major recording artist's work is overwhelmingly refreshing.Are we seeing a revival of music videos? Will they inspire millions more to start dancing as did ABDC and SYTYCD? Choreographer, dancer, and director of ReQuest Dance Crew, the one and only Parris Goebel oversaw the entire project, collaborating with different artists and dancers, including Keone and Mari, Lyle Beniga, Ian Eastwood, and more. And her take is nothing short of amazing. But we aren't surprised- after all, we've been fans for years. The tracklist is addictive, as it is, but it's even more epic when you watch the visuals in succession.
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Choreographer: Parris Goebel
Dancers: Denzel Chisholm, Gusto Clarke, Ryan Davis, Noel Frias,Kendrick Martinez, Jose Ramos, CJ Salvador, Lance Savali, Tony Tzar, and Hollywood
Choreographer: Parris Goebel Dancers: Bianca Ikinofo, Kaelani Edwards, Madison Golightly, Shyvon Campbell, Leilani De Marco, Kyra Aoake, Althea Strydom, Kaea Pearce, Maddison Barnett, Jess Toatoa, Ruth Pearce, Samyah Powell, Kirsten Dodgen, Corbyn Taulealea-Huch, Ling Zhang, Weijun Sun, Keanu Feleti, Todd Williamson, Joseph Metuakore, Elvis Lopeti, Justyce Petelo-Neho, Michael Metuakore, Fetu Taku, Esra Pula, and Andrew Cesan
Choreographer: Parris Goebel Dancers: Bianca Ikinofo, Kaelani Edwards, Madison Golightly, Shyvon Campbell, Leilani De Marco, Kyra Aoake, Althea Strydom, Kaea Pearce, Maddison Barnett, Jess Toatoa, Ruth Pearce, Samyah Powell, Kirsten Dodgen, Corbyn Taulealea-Huch, and Parris Goebel
Choreographers: Keone and Mari MadridDancers: Keone and Mari Madrid
Choreographers: Parris Goebel and Lyle Beniga Dancers: Lyle Beniga, Parris Goebel, Kaili Bright, Melany Centeno, Lilly Leithner, Diana Matos, Cat Rendic, Taja Riley, Tia Rivera, Tee Tee, Marquita Washington, Laure Courteller, Natalie, Paris Jackson, Miesha Moore, Tiara, Kelly, Selasi Dogbaeje, Conny Azua, and Rebbi RosieCompany Girls: Vanessa Curry, Jamie Hauptmann, Delaney Glazer, Jen Jones, Maja Keres, Bec Morris, Deena Poppes, Debbie Rosie, Jamie Ruiz, Taylor Thomas, and Marie TakanoDiner Crew: Alex Chung, Shaun Evaristo, Graig Fisherman, and Devin Jamieson
Choreographers: Parris Goebel and Ian Eastwood Dancers: Ian Eastwood, Megan Batoon, and Melany Centeno
Choreographer: Parris Goebel Dancers: Parris Goebel, Bianca Ikinofo, Shyvon Campbell, Leilani De Marco, Kyra Aoake, Althea Strydom, Kaea Pearce, Jess Toatoa, Kirsten Dodgen, Corbyn Taulealea-Huch, Althea Strydom, and Oriana Whaiapu
Choreographers: Parris Goebel, Pierce Cady, Janelle Ginestra, Valentine Norton, James "BDash" Derrick, Keywane Pandy, Marquis Robinson, and Brandon "Beno" AnastascioDancers: Pierce Cady, Janelle Ginestra, Valentine Norton, James "BDash" Derrick, Keywane Pandy, Marquis Robinson, and Brandon "Beno" Anastascio
Choreographers: Emma Portner and Patrick CookDancers: Emma Portner and Patrick Cook
Choreographers: Parris Goebel, Nick Demoura and Lady CulturaDancers: The Ruggeds -Tawfiq Amrani, Jessy Kemper, Roy Overdyle, Sjoerd Poldermans, Lady Cultura, Johnny Erasme, Johnathan Rabon, Yusuke Nakai, Mykell Wilson, Devan Smith, Mona Berntsen, Christina Chandler, and Elysandra Quinones
Choreographers: Parris Goebel and Kyra Aoake Dancers: Giverny Hing, Maddison Barnett, Ruth Pearce, Samyah Powell, Sarah Whyte, Houston Murray, Ellise Samuels, Ally Mayerhofler, Siyanna Yarr, Drew Sackfield, Cullen Neale, Isla Potini, Alexandra Page, Frannie Aquino, Azaria Ieriko, Biranna Dixon, Aria Henry, Teesha Siale, Courtney McKay, Isabella Thomas-Edwards, Taimania Pupuke,Sophie De Renzy, Anaya Wakelin, Faolan Okan, MJ Neethling, Jovi Ngo, Henk Tomkins, Irava Upu, Ben Rawnsley, Remy Sutton, Matthew Pule'anga, William Tuarae, Donnell Collins, Brookyln Collins, Ayla Ngaluafe, Quincy Ngaluafe, and Dasha Collins
Choreographer: Parris Goebel Dancers: Samaria Barnes, Logan Hassel, Marissa Heart, Taylor Knight, Pauline Mata, and Simrin PlayerOr, watch the compilation of all of the videos here:
Want to find out more about Parris? Check out this interview:
Which one was your favorite? Leave a comment and share with us! Another example of our community making a splash was this past season of America's Best Dance Crew. Relive those amazing performances here. Wanna one day work with an artist like Bieber? Start small, but smart, with these tips to optimize your YouTube channel!